According to Pottsville Police, on Saturday March 25, 2017 around 1:10am, officers on mobile patrol conducted a vehicle stop in the 1800 block of West Market Street, Pottsville due to violations of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
During the investigation, passenger Timothy Ebert, 22, of Pottsville was found to be in possession of a prohibited offensive weapon.
During a search incident to arrest, police located the following items inside Ebert’s back pack:
- 11 individual bags of crystal substance
- 4 individual bags of green vegetable matter
- 5 yellow round pills marked "C" and "230"
- a digital scale
- multiple item of paraphernalia
- $1,317 in US currency
A criminal complaint was prepared by Ptlm. Michael Messner charging Ebert with three felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, three misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one misdemeanor count of possession of a prohibited offensive weapon. Ebert was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Plachko and committed to Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $35,000 10% bail.